My wife & I stayed at the house for a weekend this April. What a beautiful house, what a setting. Firstly, I must say that the staff couldnt be more pleasant, friendly and helpful. Excellent. The room was beautiful. The spa, very pleasant. My favourite part of staying in country house hotels is the Breakfast. Usually a fabulous buffet. Well, frankly I didnt expect a breakfast that would have embarassed a Holiday Inn Express. The "buffet" had a few pieces of cheese, a couple of mediocre yoghurts (a good amount of smoked salmon :) ). The breakfast room had 2 tables occupied plus ours. Eventually the waiter came over and enquired as to what we wish to drink and eat. My wife asked for a skinny capuccino and I asked for an expresso. I requested scrambled eggs, loose and without milk in them. 10 minutes later the table near us received their scrambled eggs and the gentleman from Berlin complained very politely that he didnt recognise what was on his plate as he had never seen scrambled eggs like these. A very attentive Hungarian senior dining room staff member looked at it and agreed with him and promised to get new eggs for him. On hearing this, I asked her to look into my egg situation as I had also ordered scrambled eggs. She went off to deal with our requests, returning shortly after saying that there was NO PROBLEM withmy eggs as I wasnt getting any due to the waiter not understanding what I wanted (his command of the English language did not stretch to eggs and the various ways they can be prepared), so he hadnt placed the order. Finally I received my scrambled eggs......well I was told that it was scrambled eggs :((
If anyone at Cliveden reads this, please get your breakfast in line with the rest of your superb establishment so that Lady Astor doesnt have to turn in her grave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cliveden is unique. One of the world's finest luxury hotels, this grand stately home is set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, surrounded by 376 acres of magnificent formal gardens and parkland and with wonderful panoramic views over the River Thames. It is one of the finest luxury hotels near London and Heathrow Airport. Guests have included every British monarch since George I as well as Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Harold Macmillan, President Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, John Profumo and Christine Keeler, and many other well-known names from the past and present. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cliveden House Hotel Taplow